Here’s a video that we recorded during the Level 4 Handgun class at the Firearms Academy of Seattle last weekend. It’s a montage of several different strings of fire, a sequence that led students through the following activities:
- Draw and get good, A-zone hits on stationary targets (in compressed time frames) at 7 yards
- Draw and get good, A-zone hits on moving targets while standing in the open at 7 yards
- Draw and get good hits on moving targets at 25 yards
- Get behind cover, draw, and get good hits on moving targets at 25 yards
- Run 25 yards (to get everyone’s heart rates up) and deal with lots of screaming and shouting while getting behind cover, drawing and getting good hits on moving targets at 25 yards.
All too many shooters feel very accomplished when they can manage just the first or second set of skills. But real life may demand more than that — and indeed, it’s a little silly to lay down a good foundation if we’re never going to build the building.